FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Child Death Review Committee has reviewed the deaths of two children whose families were known to the Department of Social Development. The results of the reviews were released today by Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell.

The committee reviews the deaths of children under the age of 19, including those who were in the legal care of the minister of Social Development, or whose families were in contact with the department within 12 months before the child's death.

The first review concerned an 11-month-old girl who died of complications from a variety of natural conditions while in palliative care. The family was receiving services under the Family Supports for Children with Disabilities Program.

The second review concerned a six-year-old girl who died of complications associated with muscular dystrophy. The family was receiving services under the Family Supports for Children with Disabilities Program.

The committee did not make any recommendations in either case.

The Child Death Review Committee advises the Office of the Chief Coroner, which is part of the Department of Public Safety.